Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

Where does Autosave save to?

I was scaling a static mesh (SM-GlassWindow) when UE4 crashed. I noticed it was autosaving every few minutes but can't find any save files. Where do the autosave files save to?

Product Version: Not Selected
more ▼

asked Mar 22 '14 at 07:39 AM in Using UE4

avatar image

11 3 6 5

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

2 answers: sort voted first

Hey Baer,

The Auto Save feature has a default setting to save maps but not content, so it's possible that's what happened. Go to Edit > Editor Preferences > Loading & Saving, and check the Save Content box. As a test, make a content change, don't manually save, let it auto save, then quit the editor and reopen to make sure it worked for you.

Hope that helps!

Ben Halliday

more ▼

answered Mar 22 '14 at 08:23 PM

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

You find your unreal projects in your document library (assuming your working on windows).

The default is "C:/Users/[User_Name]/Unreal Projects/".

Let's assume your poject is in 'ProjectDir'. Then there is a sub folder structure: "[Projectdir]/Saved/Autosaves/Game/Maps" which contains umap files. I think this are the files you are searching.

more ▼

answered Mar 22 '14 at 10:17 AM

avatar image

720 32 26 55

avatar image Baer Mar 22 '14 at 08:11 PM

Yeah, that's what I thought too, but after reopening the project, which was named correctly, it was as it was when I started it, nothing that I did actually saved. Oh well, I wasn't too far into it when it crashed and have since started it over, manually saving as I go.


(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question